The silver screen superhero landscape will never be the same. DC's most iconic superhero team finally assembled with the release of Zack Snyder's Justice League, and the stage has been set for even more adventures down the line in the DCEU. If you've seen Justice League, then you already know that the film is jam-packed with Easter eggs, references, and DC deep cuts to keep fans occupied for quite some time. With that in mind, let's dive deep into Justice League's references and pick out the 20 coolest moments that are guaranteed to drive DC fans wild!
During Justice League's opening Gotham City sequence, we get a great shot of Batman (Ben Affleck) flying through the sky as he battles one of Steppenwolf's Parademons. As they soar through the air, a sign can clearly be seen in the Gotham skyline that says "Janus." This may seem like a simple, fake company, but it is actually confirmation that Janus Cosmetics exists in the DCEU. This shot is important because Janus Cosmetics has a close affiliation with Roman Sionis a.k.a Black Mask -- an iconic Gotham mobster and longtime Batman bad guy that many fans have waited decades to see on the big screen.
Justice League debuted in theaters on November 17, 2017, and while that may seem like a relatively average date for a movie like this, it is actually a significant DC deep cut. Specifically, November 17 is the publication date for The Death of Superman story arc, and it is also the premiere date for the Justice League cartoon -- a mainstay in the world of classic DC animation. It is unclear if the decision to release Justice League on November 17 was intentional for those reasons, but it seems too perfect not to be a mere coincidence.
Using Lois To Get Through To Superman
There is no one on Earth that Superman (Henry Cavill) cares about more than Lois Lane (Amy Adams). In fact, she's the only thing that can get through to him in even the most terrible of situations. Batman realizes that Lois will be the key to snapping him out of his trance in Justice League, and he has Alfred (Jeremy Irons) bring her to the downed Kryptonian ship to get through to him. Though it's not an exact recreation, this feels reminiscent of Hush, in which Batman has Catwoman throw Lois from a Metropolis rooftop to break Superman free from Poison Ivy's mind control.